Movies in the Park

Please join the us in Binney Park this summer for two special screenings. Come early with your family and friends and picnic to join us for these wonderful events. The great success of our movie program last year makes it a new tradition for Old Greenwich!

Saturday, July 12th, 2008 at 8:30 P.M. (Rain Date: Sunday, July 13th, 2008)

The Last Emperor is a biopic about the life of Puyi, the last Emperor of China. The movie was written by Mark Peploe and Bernardo Bertolucci, directed by Bertolucci, and was released in 1987 by Columbia Pictures. Puyi’s life is depicted from his ascension to the throne as a small boy to his imprisonment and political rehabilitation by the Chinese Communist authorities.

The film stars John Lone as Puyi, with Joan Chen, Peter O’Toole, Ruocheng Ying, Victor Wong, Dennis Dun, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Maggie Han, Ric Young, Vivian Wu, and Chen Kaige. It was the first feature film for which the producers were authorized by the Chinese government to film in the Forbidden City in Beijing. The film won nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008 at 8:30 P.M. (Rain Date: Sunday, August 3rd, 208)

Chariots of Fire is a British film, released in 1981. Written by Colin Welland and directed by Hugh Hudson, it is based on the true story of British athletes preparing for and competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won four, including Best Picture.

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